By popular demand I’ll be running two more workshops at the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen’s Gallery in Wells, Somerset.
On Saturday 1st of April it will be a beginners workshop, for people who want to try out a new craft. This is a chance to learn the basics of linocut, mark-making, transferring designs, inking and printing.
Then, on Saturday 13th May I’ll run a Multicolour Linocut workshop as a follow-on to the introductory workshops.
This second one will be an opportunity to learn how to make multiple-block prints with as many colours as you like. On the day I’m determined that we’ll manage two colours. The focus is not on mark-making, but on registration and the different techniques you can use to create multiple colour prints with perfect registration.
I have been interviewed by Jake Kennedy of ProbablyPrints for his wonderful blog, all about printmaking. You can see the interview and others here.
On the 4th March I’ll be running another one day “Introduction to Linocut” workshop at the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen’s gallery in Wells.
The workshop will be from 10:00 till 4:00 and is a great opportunity for beginners to try out linocut printing. The cost is £55.00 and booking is via the Guild gallery.
23a Broad Street, Wells BA5 2DJ
tel. 01749 671112
I’ll be on the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen’s market stall again tomorrow, selling my prints and promoting the Guild shop. It is surprising how many people don’t realise that the Guild shop is in Wells. It is just behind Pickwick’s Cafe on Broad Street, right next door to the entrance to the School Uniform shop.
It is is one of the oldest Craft Guilds in the country and has been promoting excellence in design and craftsmanship for more than 80 years. The Guild has 60 members exhibiting in the gallery shop and there is always an amazing variety to choose from.
Here’s a list of the artists taking part in the Cam Valley Arts Trail this year, on the 7th and 8th of November. We shall be there selling our linocuts.
Hello World! This is Jonathan Blackmore welcoming you to the Ink-Wells.co.uk blog. I also tweet under the name of @inkwellsprints.